In July there was another round of X-rays and finally a bone scan. It was discovered that, in fact the problem was a stress fracture. With Dad, I went to see Simon Costain at his Harley Street surgery in London. After doing some analysis, he showed how the source of the problems was a collapsed arch. “The actual stress fracture” said Simon “won’t get better until you get the arch corrected. And that won’t happen without some arch support”. He made rigid orthotic supports for my arch that would be inserted into whatever shoes I wore.
Paula – “My Story so Far” by Paula Radcliffe was published by Simon & Schuster in 2004
Please thank Simon, Denzil and Kit for the superbly efficient and professional service. I will recommend the clinic to any of my buddies that ask.
This is a double thank you – first of all for the orthotics you created for me last year, which made a massive improvement to my feet pain, with the persistent bursitis hardly troubling me now. Also, for the recent adjustment you made to the right orthotic to relieve pressure from my 5th metatarsal. I’m used to the different contour underfoot now, and Peter and I went for a long walk (long for me anyway) yesterday, 2-3 miles and my 5th metatarsal wasn’t sore at all, which is a big improvement and made the walk so much more enjoyable. So thank you for being able to make that adjustment immediately and for it to make such a difference. I will continue to recommend you to anyone having foot problems!
Elizabeth Cann - Women’s singles national badminton player
I went to doctor after doctor and they all said there was nothing wrong with me! But I had been walking around with a 3 cm difference in leg length – orthotics from Simon Costain sorted the problem out. I now have two pair, one for training and one for match play and they have made all the difference.
I have been coming to Gait and Posture for over 10 years (after a recommendation) because of pain in my feet. Simon Costain has always looked after me and each time has produced orthotics that have revolutionised my life and put me back to a healthy life of walking long distances, spending long times on my feet and rowing. This has kept me fit and enabled me to lead a completely unchanged life. Recently Denzil Trebilcock spent a huge amount of time with me explaining what was going wrong as he fitting my latest orthotics.
I cannot recommend Gait and Posture more highly each time I visit I think that they will not be able to help me but each time they resolve all my issues Bravo!
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